Stages & Ages - Teens & Beyond

Local Communities to Join ‘Project Hope’ in Ongoing Prevention and Education Efforts

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – A collaborative community initiative is set to launch in Tuscarawas County as part of the ongoing education and awareness efforts around

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Ohio launches effort to prevent youth suicides

(Ohio) – State organizations are teaming up to bring the Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) to Ohio.

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Including You – Finding local support for adults with developmental disabilities

Adults with developmental disabilities have access to many organizations and agencies locally with a mission to support them.

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New Philadelphia VFW announces scholarship program

New Philadelphia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1445 is announcing the 2020-2021 Voice of Democracy scholarship program.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday: 8 CDC Health Hacks for back-to-school success

(Dennison, Ohio) – To have a great school year, kids need to stay healthy. Healthy students are better learners.

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Executive Director of Ashland mental health center issues heart-felt statement to those struggling with addiction

(Ashland, Ohio) – Appleseed Community Mental Health Center is reminding residents that local help with recovery is available.

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Coronavirus outbreak forces young adults to move back in with family

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed millions of Americans, especially young adults, to move in with family members.

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Looking for childcare? Coad4kids is here to help!

Coad4kis is a FREE resource designed to ensure Ohio children have access to safe, nurturing childcare environments.

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ADC – Teens who use e-cigarettes more likely to have asthma

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – According to new research, adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have asthma at some point in their life, and

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Canton Ballet moves forward with “Peter and the Wolf” performance

(Canton, Ohio) – The show must go on!

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – How sleep can make or break your child’s success

(Dennison, Ohio ) – Children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health and behavior problems.

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DoverPhila to Present Finance Program for Teens at Dover Library

(Dover, Ohio) – DoverPhila Federal Credit Union is partnering with the Dover Public Library to present the credit union’s Finances 101 program.

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ADC – Teen drinking does NOT teach moderation

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Despite some misconceptions, allow your teens to drink does not teach them moderation, it teaches them that you’re okay with them

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Dover Library to Offer Virtual Teen Tuesdays this Fall

(Dover, Ohio) –  Dover Public Library invites local teens in grades six through twelve to participate in Teen Tuesdays virtually this fall.

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Parents and educators must work together in anti-vaping efforts

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is reminding families and schools to continue to work together to share anti-vaping messages with youth.

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ADC – Teens use the norm of mask-wearing to get their hands on alcohol

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – It seems teenagers have found a way to take mask-covered faces to a whole new level.

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Including You – Helping special needs students stay on track this school year

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Summer slide…COVID slide…like last year, the upcoming school year will not be without its challenges.

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – 4 tips to help kids to cope with COVID-19 anxiety

(U.S.) – When children discern that adults around them don’t fully understand something – or, in the case of COVID-19, that we can’t completely guarantee

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Talk. They Hear You.

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition to participate in underage drinking prevention national campaign for parents.

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School looks different and that’s going to have an impact on your kids.

Many kids are going to be nervous with their ‘normal’ is gone and anxiety and uncertainty will be some of the most common emotions. So,

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Licensed Ohio child care centers now eligible to take in school-age children during school day

(Ohio) – Parents are returning to work, but what do they do with their school-aged children learning remotely?

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Preparing for Every Scenario – Updated Site-Based Mentoring Delivery Models

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio remains committed to ensuring site-based mentoring programs are offered to support children in

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Vaping – Questions your teens may ask and how to answer

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle, teacher, or friend of a teen you can be a strong influence in shaping

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Children in foster care face deeper jeopardy during the coronavirus pandemic

(U.S.) – The roughly 435,000 U.S. children in foster care have been hit especially hard.

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Mentor Monday – Talking to your kids about COVID-19

(Dover, Ohio) – There’s no denying the current social climate is likely to have a negative effect on our children, so what can we do?

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Teens, young adults who vape more at risk for COVID-19

(U.S.) – A new study suggests vaping is linked t an elevated risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults.

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Ohio health officials prohibit the use of face shields

(Ohio) – As schools prepare for the new academic year, the Ohio Department of Health is prohibiting the use of face shields as a substitute

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What you can do to keep your kid away from the dangerous vaping trend

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The short answer is that vaping isn’t considered safe for teens and young adults, especially since their brains are still developing.

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Teens and Vaping – Why parents should be concerned

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Teens often hear that vaping is not as bad for their health as smoking cigarettes and many think there is no

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COVID-19 Checklist for Parents of Teens and Young Adults

(Ohio) – For Ohio to be able to reduce the impact COVID-19 has on our state, officials say it is crucial that teenagers and young

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Defining racial terms for your teen

(U.S.) – Whether our youth are on social media, listening to music, or are streaming their favorite TV show, they are likely hearing highly influential musical

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An increased number of teens are getting behind the wheel intoxicated

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – The Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition is encouraging parents and guardians to be aware of a recent uptick in alcohol-related crashes involving

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Parents say they feel closer to their children because of lockdown

(U.S.) – A recent study indicates parents have developed stronger bonds with their children after being forced to stay home together due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

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Sixth-grader redesigns video game to help with COVID-19 stress

(U.S.) Like many across the country, Israel Smith was feeling the stress of COVID-19 and so he turned a school assignment into a way to

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – Teens as blood donors, what you need to know

(Dennison, Ohio) – A recent study suggests teen blood donors take longer to replenish iron after donating blood.

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A philosopher explains why dance can help pandemic-proof your kids

“Ring around the Rosie, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”

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No time for friends as a working parent? Try a new concept called ‘bundling’

In the chaos of managing a career, keeping the house clean, family schedules, nd the overload of parenting duties it may seem impossible to find

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Why do kids call their parents ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com.

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Why are kids asking such big questions during the pandemic?

Why do people have to die? Are mistakes always bad? Can you be happy and sad at the same time?

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Healthy Tip Tuesday – How to check for a fever without a thermometer

The desire to confirm whether or not you or your little ones are running a fever as soon as possible is more intense than ever

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Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown

The last thing adolescents want is to be trapped at home, alone, by order of their parents.

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TikTok Amps up parental control

(U.S.) – The popular video social media platform, TikTok announce this week that it is enhancing parental controls on the platform.

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Suicide becomes the leading cause of death among tweens and teens in 2019

(5 Minute Read) Ohio – The latest report from the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation indicates suicide as the leading cause of death for children ages 10

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I’m Under Qualified for Motherhood.

Before I got pregnant with my daughter, I took the leap and went back to school to fulfill my childhood dream of becoming a teacher.

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Police warn parents of teen chat room

(Ohio) – Police in Ohio are warning parents to be on the lookout for teen-chat.org.

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Shining a light on youth runaway prevention

(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – November is National Runaway Prevention Month designed to bring awareness and resources to the forefront for parents and guardians.

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Reports indicate active shooter drills in schools could be doing more harm than good.

(U.S.) – Nearly all public schools in the United States now conduct lockdown drills to prepare students in the case of an actual shooter situation

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Top ten tips for preparing your child to take on the world.

Confucius said, “The most beautiful sight in the world is a child going confidently down the road of life after you have shown him the

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Strong family ties during teen years can help ward off depression in later life

(U.S.) – Teens who suffer from depression tend to fare better in years to come if they have supportive families.

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How Did It All Go So Fast?

Once your children are grown and leave home, there is a period of time that seems awkward.

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